Measure the area you are going to turf. Turf is supllied in compact rolls for easy handling and laying. As turf is harvested to order, it is recommended that you give as much notice as possible of the required delivery date.
Your turf must be laid as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours of delivery. In hot weather, keep delivered turf in the shade. It is advisable to prepare the ground in advance of the turf arriving to avoid hold ups due to bad weather.
The ground should be raked to produce a smooth, level surface. Lightly roll or tread the surface by foot to reveal any soft patches which can then be raked level.
This process should continue until the whole area is evenly firm and level. The surface should now be firm but not compacted. You are now ready to lay the turf.
Never walk directly on the prepared soil or newly laid turf. Use boards or planks to work from and walk on. Start by rolling one strip of turf around the perimeter of the lawn. Avoid using small pieces at the edges as these can dry out and perish.
Ensure that the underside of the new turf has full contact with the soil below. Lay the next strip accross the longest straight run and continue to work accross the lawn, strip by strip, producing a staggered pattern similar to brickwork.
Firmly butt adjoining edges and ends against each other but avoid stretching the turf (You will notice the join as you lay the turves, however this will disappear as your lawn starts to grow and establishes). Overlapping pieces and ends of rows should be cut off neatly with a sharp knife or half moon lawn edger.